Events Overview

Here is the list of all events this Spring semester!

COFFEEHOUSE: THE BERGAMOT
FRIDAY – 1/22
Winners of the 2012 Bud Light Battle of the Bands, Brooklyn based husband wife duo Jillian Speece and Nathaniel Paul Hoff are the songwriters behind this vibrant indie folk-rock sound.The Bergamot’s uplifting songs are powered by unbreakable harmonies with seamless songwriting adeptness that combines a story of both the joys and heartaches of life. Jillian and Nathaniel met in high school in their hometown of South Bend, Indiana in 2003; they have since released three albums and toured extensively across North America and Europe. Drawing upon influences such as Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, The Dave Matthews Band and Bob Dylan. Jillian’s velvety alto voice blends seamlessly with Nathaniel’s ethereal vocals creating dynamic harmonies that are apart of their signature sound. They have opened up for artist such as All American Rejects, Young the Giant and Wiz Khalifa. The Bergamot will release their highly anticipated new record TONES in late 2015.

MOVIE: STEVE JOBS

FRIDAY – 1/22

SATURDAY – 1/23

Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.

MAGICIAN: BEN SEIDMAN
WEDNESDAY – 1/27
Ben Seidman co-stars in Magic Outlaws on travel channel and appeared on Fool Us with Penn & Teller on the CW network. He was the Resident Magician at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas following three seasons creating magic for Criss Angel – Mindfreak on A&E. Ben won 2015 Best Small Venue Performer and 2014 Entertainer of the Year. He is Johnny Knoxville’s personal magic teacher and has performed for Robin Williams, Zedd, Christina Hendricks, Stephen Merchant and Carrot Top. Ben is one of the most in-demand and highly reviewed young magicians working today.

COMEDIAN: ADAM GRABOWSKI
FRIDAY – 1/29
Adam Grabowski’s mixture of insight, improve and audience interaction create the complete comedy experience. The connection you make to Adam and his humor will leave you wanting more and more. That’s why over 450 colleges have booked Adam and dozens have had him perform three, four and even five year in a row! He is the nation’s top college comedian for four straight years. Winning the 2015 APCA Comic of the Year award, Adam was on the cover of Campus Life Trends magazine. Having performed in 45 states, Adam was also voted Campus Activities Magazine’s Best Comedian of 2015. High-Quality comedy with a purpose is something everyone should experience, and Adam’s show always delivers.

MOVIE: MOCKINGJAY PT. 2
FRIDAY – 1/29
SATURDAY – 1/30
As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.

SOCIAL: WELCOME BACK BINGO
SATURDAY – 1/30
Bingo is a game of chance played with different randomly drawn numbers which players match against numbers.

MOVIE: SPECTRE
FRIDAY – 2/5
SATURDAY – 2/6
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

SOCIAL: SINGLES’ BINGO
FRIDAY – 2/12
Bingo is a game of chance played with different randomly drawn numbers which players match against numbers.

MOVIE: MISS YOU ALREADY
FRDIAY – 2/12
SATURDAY – 2/13
Milly and Jess have been best friends forever. They’ve shared everything since they were kids – secrets, clothes, laughs, substances, boyfriends… now they are trying to be grown-ups. Their friendship is as rock solid as ever. That is until Jess struggles to have a much longed-for baby and Milly finds out she has breast cancer. How do you share that?

MOVIE: MAN UP
SATURDAY – 2/13
SUNDAY – 2/14
Nancy, is done with dating. 10 times bitten, 100 times shy, she’s exhausted by the circus. So when Jack blindly mistakes her for his date, no one is more surprised than her when she does the unthinkable and just — goes with it. It’s going to take a night of pretending to be someone else for Nancy to finally man up and be her painfully honest, awesomely unconventional self… but will Jack also man up, and be able to get over her duplicity? Best just to let the evening unfold, roll with the consequences, and see if one crazy, unpredictable, complicated night can bring these two messy souls together.

LECTURE: RAJIV SURENDRA (KEVIN G)
WEDNESDAY – 2/17
Rajiv Surendra is a modern-day renaissance man; he’s a painter, a potter, woodworker and calligrapher. He’s also an actor and is best known for his scene-stealing performance as the rapping mathlete, Kevin G, in Mean Girls. Rajiv was born and raised in Canada and holds a bachelor’s degree in art history and classics from the University of Toronto. Today, he lives in New York City, where he runs his business, Letters in Ink, while continuing to pursue a multifaceted career in the arts. Rajiv’s lecture follows his inspiring and thought-provoking story of his journey to try to land the lead role in the hit film Life of Pi following the smash hit film Mean Girl. While ultimately not landing the role. Rajiv has learned profound lessons from pursuing a passion with all his heart for six years and how the journey can be just as important as the goal.

MOVIE: THE GOOD DINOSAUR
FRIDAY – 2/19
SATURDAY – 2/20
“The Good Dinosaur” asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

MOVIE: THE NIGHT BEFORE
FRIDAY – 2/26
SATURDAY – 2/27
Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they’re entering adulthood, the tradition is coming to an end, and to make it as memorable as possible, they set out to find the Nutcracka Ball – the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.

MOVIE: SUFFRAGETTE
FRIDAY – 3/4
SATURDAY – 3/5
A drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. Maud was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational.

MOVIE: ROOM
FRIDAY – 3/11
SATURDAY – 3/12
Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, ROOM is a unique and touching exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child. After 5-year-old Jack (Jacob Tremblay) and his Ma (Brie Larson) escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery: the outside world. As he experiences all the joy, excitement, and fear that this new adventure brings, he holds tight to the one thing that matters most of all–his special bond with his loving and devoted Ma.

COMEDIAN: KENNETH “XCLUSIVE” PARYO
WEDNESDAY – 3/30
Raised by songwriters, Xclusive was first introduced to music through the classical piano, but he soon took a keen interest in dance and, by age 17 had perfected his own freestyle form. Bringing his talent to local events, he quickly grew into quite the talented performer. Nowadays, Xclusive makes appearances on network television and tours college campuses nationwide, combining his talent as a dancer with a charming sense of humor that always seems to loosen up even the stiffest of audiences and make even those of us who can’t dance bob our heads and smile. This multi-talented and multi-dimensional performer utilizes physicality, inventive artistry and pop culture to flat out entertain an audience. Xclusive has developed and seamlessly executes a one-man, three- ring circus of which he is the ringmaster. Through hip-hop/anime dance, audience interaction, and stand-up comedy, Xclusive delivers and keeps his fans wanting more!

MOVIE: DIRTY GRANDPA
FRIDAY – 4/1
SATURDAY – 4/2
Right before his wedding, an uptight guy is tricked into driving his grandfather, a perverted former Army general, to Florida for spring break.

COFFEEHOUSE: OPEN MIC NIGHT
FRIDAY – 4/1
An opportunity to showcase your talents in singing, dancing, reciting poetry, etc.

MOVIE: SISTERS
FRIDAY – 4/8
SATURDAY – 4/9
Two sisters decide to throw one last house party before their parents sell their family home.

MOVIE: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
FRIDAY – 4/15
SATURDAY – 4/16
Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.

MOVIE: ZOOLANDER 2
FRIDAY – 4/22
SATURDAY – 4/23
When the world’s most beautiful musical celebrities are systematically assassinated with formerly famous male model Derek Zoolander’s iconic “Blue Steel” look on their face, Interpol recruits Derek and his friend Hansel McDonald to infiltrate a new and different world of high fashion in order to put a stop to it. Meanwhile, Derek’s rival Jacobim Mugatu is set free and is seeking revenge.

MOVIE: MULAN
FRIDAY – 4/29
SATURDAY – 4/30
Disney’s cross-cultural retelling of a popular Chinese folk tale about a peasant girl who disguises herself as a man and takes her ailing father’s place in the emperor’s army turns the traditional fairy tale ending on its head. This time, the princess rescues the prince.